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30 Days Of Blogging Honesty: Day 18


I would agree or disagree that high school is/was the time of my life… Because…

Hopefully I still have so much more time left to live. Before I get on with the response I want to let you know what I was just doing. I was outside using a new app I just purchased called Night Sky. With it I was able to see and identify four planets tonight. Venus is one of them and is the brightest object in the night sky. It is amazingly bright. I also saw Mars and Saturn. Earlier in the evening Jupiter was still visible but I did not get the chance to see it.

If you get the opportunity tomorrow night just look up in the Western sky and take a look at Venus. If you’ve never seen it, you should take the time to do so especially since one of the 30 questions dealt with the mysteries of the universe. Admittedly not everyone is interested in astronomy but we are talking about a planet here.


Jupiter is seen below the horizon. Anything above the ‘W’ is visible above the horizon.

Back to high school. While I will agree that I did have some wonderful times in school and have made some life long friendships, I think I have the best part of my life ahead of me. In fact I would dread life knowing that my best times were behind me. Here’s looking at you, future!

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Amazing Astronomical Photography

Image by NASA: Hubble Space Telescope
Three colliding galaxies around 100 million light years away.
Three Galaxies

Image by JPL / NASA
The splendor to the Orion Nebula
Orion Nebula

Image by NASA
The Omega Nebula
Omega Nebula

Image by NASA
The Eagle Nebula
Eagle Nebula

Image by NASA and ESA
The Sombrero Galaxy in the Constellation Virgo
Sombrero Galaxy

Image by NASA and ESA
A 50 light year across view of the much larger Carina Nebula
Carina Nebula

Image by NASA and ESA
A nebula in Sagittarius close to 8000 light years away.
Sagittarian Nebula

Image by ESA and NASA
Region of space where numerous galaxies are behind this blue and brown nebula
Blue And Brown Nebula

Image by NASA
Crab Nebula, the result of a supernova seen by Chinese and Japanese astronomers in 1054
Crab Nebula

Image by JPL and NASA
Saturn’s moon Hyperion appearing to be spongy in texture.
Hyperion

Image by John Hopkins Physics Lab / NASA / Carnegie Institute of Washington
Cratered surface of Mercury.
Mercury

Image by NASA Hubble Telescope
M51 Whirlppol Galaxy discovered by Messier in 1774.
M51 galaxy

Image courtesy JPL website.
Our solar systems heavenly bodies. (only clickable link on page)
solar

Image by NASA
Sol, far side imagery of our Sun’s prominence.
sol

Image by amateur astronomer Jack Newton
Comet Lulin seen February 2009.

lulin

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